Dr. Michael W. Kelley

B.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.,
RIC Advisory Board Member and Doctoral Committee


Dr. Kelley was born and raised in Montana, but has lived for the past twenty-eight years in Minnesota.  Dr. Michael W. Kelley, Doctoral Committee, Reformation International Theological SeminaryHe attended college in Southern California at what today is called Biola University, and earned a B.A. degree in Humanities-Philosophy in 1974. After college he earned an M.Div. degree from Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia, 1977.  In 1978 he was awarded an M.A. in Philosophy from Villanova University and in 1983 completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University.

For the past two decades he has taught courses in Biblical Theology in small house-church type of settings. He is married to Kaylene and has two grown children: Ben, who lives in Boston, and Gretchen who lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

He has written three books:

On Stone or Sand: The Ethics of Christianity, Capitalism, and Socialism

The Burden of God: Studies in Wisdom and Civilization from the book of Ecclesiastes

The Impulse of Power: Formative Ideals of Western Civilization

He has also written several articles and book reviews which can be found in listed on the Contra-Mundum website and and the other being found in Christianity and Society, which can be found at www.kuyper.org.